Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017 $45 Unfined, unfiltered and crafted without the use of added anything, this organic pinot noir is ultra-fresh, with a hint of herbaceousness, rhubarb leaf, wild cherry, strawberry and redcurrant. It’s a youthful style, ultra-floral, laced with forest floor notes and showing bracing acidity which ensures solid cellaring … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016 $45 Grown in the deep, limestone soils of North Canterbury, under the watchful eye of winemaker Di Holding, the pinot noir grapes thrive in such a mineral-rich environment and create a wine with fresh, vital energy which seems to be getting stronger despite its 6yr maturation. Crafted … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $26 Winemaker Di Holding is an absolute pinot noir obsessive, and from her tiny site, high up on the slopes of North Canterbury’s Omihi Road, she produces minuscule amounts of organic pinot done every which way. Her new organic rosé is made without fining or filtration … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $26 Produced organically, from a tiny, hillside site on Omihi Road,  this rosé is a touch cloudy in the bottle because this wild yeast-fermented wine has been produced without the use of any fining agents or filtration.  So don’t fret about the sediment, it’s harmless and … Read More

Mondillo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 31, 2022By Yvonne

Mondillo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $48 Crafted from individually-handled parcels of Dijon and Pommard clone pinot noir, this wild-fermented wine is absolutely heaving with red fruits and roaring “cellar me!” Energetic and flowing with floral complexity, black guava, tea leaf and tamarillo tones. Intensely floral and frisky-fresh on the nose yet fabulously moody, brooding … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2021

August 29, 2022By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2021 $36.90 Prepare for a huge lift of bay leaf, black tea, mixed spice, rhubarb and tamarillo – all things bright and beautiful essentially. In the mouth, it has a red apple and dusty cherry complexity, a creamy mouthfeel and a savoury, spice-driven core. The tannins are softly … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

August 28, 2022By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $36.90 Pronounced “roar-he” this range of wines is designed to showcase the diversity and deliciousness of Marlborough’s sub-regions. The Southern Valleys soils contain more clay and wind-blown loess than other areas and as such produce pinot noir with deep black and blue fruit complexity, elevated florals … Read More

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 23, 2022By Yvonne

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $45 Just 300 cases were made of this unfined, unfiltered pinot noir and as soon as word gets out on how spice-stacked and characterful it is, I imagine they’ll be down to zero cases pretty quick. Vibrant, energetic and laced with tamarillo and dark cherry complexity on the … Read More

Matahiwi Wild Holly Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2021

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Matahiwi Wild Holly Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2021 $35-$44 Crafted by winemaker Liam Macklin*,  this wild and woolly pinot has had 3 weeks on skins to extract colour and texture and then aged for 14 months in French oak to inject some smoky tones and according to Liam, it was created with “No additives, no fining, … Read More

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $18 If you were expecting a soft, light, simple rosé then you’ll be wanting to do a u-turn and zoom on out of the cul-de-sac because this wine is bursting with apple, peach and cherry characters, brisk acidity and boasts a generously dry finish. It’s appropriate … Read More